(children 3–5 years old as of September 1, 2022)


The application deadline for children applying to our Primary division is January 15, 2022. Admissions decision letters informing applicants of acceptance, non-acceptance, or wait list status will be sent via email by March 10, 2022.

Step 1: Online Inquiry

Fill out an inquiry form here. The completion of an inquiry form registers you in our system so that we can communicate with you throughout the admissions process and share important upcoming dates.

Step 2: Get To Know Us!

We are thrilled to welcome fully vaccinated visitors back to the Wellan campus! Masks will remain mandatory for all guests. Please use this link to register for a time convenient for you. If you are unable to visit Wellan in person, or prefer an opportunity to get to know the school via Zoom, please use this link to get started. You may also access our interactive virtual tour here.

Step 3: Application

(Deadline January 15, 2022) Fill out an application form here. ​You will be prompted to pay a $50 fee online after you complete your application. If you'd prefer to pay by check, please make payable to Wellan Montessori School and send via USPS to Admissions, 80 Crescent Ave, Newton, MA 02459. Financial aid may be available for qualified applicants. Please see our Financial Assistance page for more details.

Step 4: Previous School Records and Teacher Recommendation

(Deadline January 15, 2022) All previous school records, evaluations, and testing results must be received in order for an application to be considered complete. A teacher recommendation form, commonly referred to as an AISNE, is also required as part of your child’s application. AISNEs are confidential and should be submitted directly to Wellan from your child’s current school. They may be emailed to or sent via USPS. Click here to download the AISNE recommendation form.

Step 5: Classroom Observations

Observations will be hosted in the winter months following the submission of an application. This parent-only visit will be scheduled in the mornings between 8:15–10:00am. Wellan will contact you to schedule an observation after your student’s application file is complete. Click here to download our Classroom Observation Guide.

Step 6: Student Visit

Student visits will be scheduled throughout the months of January and February following the submission of an application and all other required paperwork. When your student’s application file is complete, Wellan will contact you to schedule a visit. Admissions decisions will be offered to applicants via email on March 10, 2022.

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